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VASB199PassPublic auction of personal property to satisfy lien; advertisement requirement alternative contact. Removes the provisions regarding the content of and publishing requirements for an advertisement for a public auction of personal property for the pur...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
VAHB1063PassPublic accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious f...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
VAHB891VetoNoncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia. Nonci...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB802VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; enforcement by localities. Provides that if a condition exists in a rental dwelling unit that constitutes a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or with any provision of law th...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
VAHB277PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
VASB311VetoReal property; duty to disclose ownership interest and lis pendens. Provides that a real estate licensee has an affirmative duty, upon having substantive discussions about specific real property, to disclose in writing to the purchaser, seller, lesso...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
VASB622PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VAHB281PassReal property; duty to disclose ownership interest and lis pendens. Provides that a real estate licensee has an affirmative duty, upon having substantive discussions about specific real property, to disclose in writing to the purchaser, seller, lesso...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0610)
VAHB1065PassDepartment of Housing and Community Development; manufactured home parks; sample documents. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development to convene a work group consisting of representatives from the Virginia Housing Development Author...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0564)
VAHB1364PassReal estate settlement agents; emergency. Clarifies that a seller shall not be prohibited from retaining a licensed attorney to represent his interests and provide legal advice pertaining to escrow, closing, or settlement services. This bill is decla...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)
VASB775PassReal estate settlement agents; emergency. Clarifies that a seller shall not be prohibited from retaining a licensed attorney to represent his interests and provide legal advice pertaining to escrow, closing, or settlement services. This bill is decla...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)
VASB69PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; child care services provisions in rental agreements. Allows a rental agreement to contain provisions allowing for the tenant's operation of properly licensed and authorized child care services. Virginia ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0267)
VAHB702PassResidential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; buyer to exercise necessary due diligence; lot coverage. Requires that the owner of residential real property include in the residential property disclosure statement prov...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0268)
VASB197PassCommon interest communities; prohibition on refusal to recognize a licensed real estate broker. Clarifies the prohibition on property owners' associations and unit owners' associations pursuant to the Property Owners' Association Act (§ 55.1-1800 et...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0066)
VAHB470PassCommon interest communities; prohibition on refusal to recognize a licensed real estate broker. Clarifies the prohibition on property owners' associations and unit owners' associations pursuant to the Property Owners' Association Act (§ 55.1-1800 et...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0065)
VASB498Engross

Sine Die
Conveyances of property; acceptance by clerk's office for recordation. Provides that there is a presumption for state and local governmental agency and office purposes that title to property transfers to the grantee upon acceptance of a deed conveyin...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB498Engross
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Conveyances of property; acceptance by clerk's office for recordation. Provides that there is a presumption for state and local governmental agency and office purposes that title to property transfers to the grantee upon acceptance of a deed conveyin...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB21Intro

Sine Die
Public auction of personal property to satisfy lien; advertisement requirement; website. Allows an advertisement for the public auction of personal property to satisfy a lien to be published on a publicly accessible website that conducts property sal...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB382Intro

Sine Die
Property Owners' Association Act; statement of lot owner rights. Provides that, pursuant to the Property Owners' Association Act, every lot owner who is a member in good standing of a property owners' association shall have (i) the equal right to pre...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB840Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; retaliatory conduct; rebuttable presumption. Establishes a rebuttable presumption of retaliatory conduct pursuant to the provisions of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act if a landlord increa...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB803Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement. Increases from five days to 14 days the mandatory waiting period after a landlord serves written notice on a tenant notifying the tenant of his nonp...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB868Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; terms and conditions of rental agreement; warranty of habitability. Prohibits a landlord from waiving, either orally or in writing, his duty to maintain a fit premises, and requires a landlord to include ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB954Intro

Sine Die
Property Owners' Association Act; use of electronic means for meetings and voting. Provides that reasonable accommodations shall be made to allow a member of the board of directors of a property owners' association to attend a meeting by telephone or...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB893Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; terms and conditions of rental agreement; automatic renewal; notice of rent increase. Requires a landlord that owns more than four rental dwelling units to, in the case of any rental agreement that provid...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB909Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; prohibited discrimination; national origin. Provides that a landlord may not discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges with respect to the rental of a dwelling unit, or in th...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB882Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant's assertion; condemnation of dwelling unit; remedies. Provides a rebuttable presumption of a landlord's material noncompliance with the rental agreement if the leased premises was condemned by an a...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB804Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; nonrefundable application fee; limitations. Places limitations on when a landlord may charge a nonrefundable application fee in addition to a refundable application deposit. The bill prohibits a landlord ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB955Intro

Sine Die
Property Owners' Association Act; access to association records; electronic participation in association meetings. Clarifies that all books and records kept by or on behalf of an association shall be made available to a member in good standing or his...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB160Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord obligations; tenant safety. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwelling units, to require all employees...
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2022-02-11
Tabled in Appropriations (10-Y 8-N)
VASB284Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord's noncompliance as defense to action for possession for nonpayment of rent. Removes the requirement that a tenant, if in possession of a dwelling unit, must pay for the court to hold the amount o...
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2022-02-09
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB532Intro

Sine Die
Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of political affiliation. Prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing on the basis of a person's political affiliation.
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2022-02-08
Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB1062Intro

Sine Die
Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; notice; sale of manufactured home park. Changes from 180 days to 270 days the notice period a landlord has to give to a tenant before the sale of a manufactured home park.
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2022-02-08
Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB1338Intro

Sine Die
Notices required before sale by trustee. Provides that notice of any proposed sale in execution of a deed of trust shall be given to any personal representative of the deceased's estate whose appointment is recorded at least 75 days prior to the prop...
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2022-02-07
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
VASB43Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; county and city enforcement. Provides that any county or city may bring an action to enforce the provisions of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act related to health and safety, provided that ...
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2022-02-02
Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
VASB217Intro

Sine Die
Property Owners' Association Act; access to records; generally accepted accounting principles. Provides that all financial books and records shall be kept in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Current law states that all financ...
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2022-02-02
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VASB19Intro

Sine Die
Gifts of real estate; requirements. Prohibits a clerk of court from recording a deed of gift conveying real estate unless it is accompanied by a certified copy of the existing deed showing the name of the current owner of the property.
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2022-01-26
Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (13-Y 0-N)
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